Quilting Bees are small groups that meet to work on individual or group projects.  They may be social gatherings or work study groups with a specific quilt related focus.  There are a number of bees in the Guild and some are closed because of size limitations. The Guild encourages members to participate in and create new Bees. Any group of members can create a Bee.

If you are interested in joining a bee or starting a bee, contact Raf Chavez, the Beekeeper at


Bee Incognito . . .(full)
Contact: Patty Gariano
Meets Monday evenings at different member’s home
Focus on own projects


Bee In Stitches . . .(full)
Contact: Linnea Egbert
575-521-0521, 575-639-4227
Meets Tuesdays at Thread Bear 10-1 PM
Focus on own projects and community cupboard quilts

Honey Bees . . . (open)
Contact: Kate Coffman
Meets Thursday at the Thread Bear, 1PM
Focus on own projects and community cupboard

Long Arm Quilters . . . (open)
Contact: Elaine Doornbos
Meeting date, time and location varies
Focus on longarm quilting

Loose Threads . . . (open)
Contact: Cheryl Price
Meets Tuesdays at Cheryl’s home, 9-12 PM
Focus on community service/general quilting

Material Girls ….No Longer Meets

Sew Bee It . . . (open)
Contact: Nena Turning
Meets 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays at Thread Bear,10A-11:30A
We focus on introducing members to the art of quilting and to bring new members together

Project Linus (Las Cruces Chapter of the National Organization) . . . (open)
Contact: Suzy Stolzfus
Meets 3rd Wednesday atThread Bear 10A
Focus to make blankets to distribute to the 38 organizations that serve children in trauma

Stitch At A Time . . . (full)
Contact: Brenda VanDyke
Meets Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church on Missouri 9-11 AM
Focus on handwork only

The Old Batts . . . (open to experienced hand quilters)
Contact: Linnea Egbert
Meets Wednesdays in home of person whose quilt is in the frame 9:30-1 pm
Focus on hand quilting

UU Bee Welcome . . . (open)
Contact: Nancy Carlson 575-556-4121
Sally Atkinson 575-640-0361
Meets Thursday at Thread Bear Quilt Shop from 10A-1P
Focus to Inspire, Conspire, Support, Learn and Laugh

Will Work For Fabric . . . (open)
Meeting on Wednesday at Thread Bear10A-3PM
Contact Frances Campbell (Queen of the Saturday Bee) 575-649-7749  Group usually orders or brings lunch. Works on own or community projects. Focus on learning different techniques from each other.